Farmland around Our Saviour's
July 22, 2018

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Happening This Week

Mixed Golf League—Tuesdays at Hidden Haven. Tee times begin at 5:45 p.m. ALL skill levels are welcome to join. Sign up on the Small Group board if you plan to attend. Questions? Contact Ben Bjornson, 612-802-6282, or

Little Dresses for Africa—Thurs., July 26, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at Our Saviour’s. Join this partnership group to sew for mission. A schedule is available at the Small Group board in the Rotunda. Bring your sewing machine, a pair of scissors, and a bag lunch. Questions? Contact Betty Gabrick, 651-462-1573.

Motorcycle Ministry Dinner Ride—Thurs., July 26 meet at Our Saviour’s at 5:45 p.m. and leave at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner’s at 6:30—Fri., July 27, at Wintergreen’s Golf & Grill, 306 Credit Union Drive NE, Isanti. Bring a friend or three. Sign up on the Small Group board. Questions? Contact Mike Richgels, 763-670-8263.

Bead Ministry—Thurs., June 28, 7:00 p.m., in Pastor Maria’s office. Join this fun group in making beaded items for ministry. Beaders of all abilities welcome!


Trip to Valleyfair - Thurs., Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for 6th-12th graders. Deadline to sign up and fill out an off-site registration form is July 26. Cost: $40 (or $10 for transportation only—if you have a pass)


Preschool Day Camp—August 13-16, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For children age 3 (by May 1) through 5 (pre-kindergarten). Join Our Saviour’s Preschool as we dive into the wonderful rhymes of author Karen Beaumont! Each day will be filled with stories, art activities, and games based on a different Karen Beaumont book. The cost is $55; bring a bag lunch each day with child's name on it. Register today!

2018-19 Preschool Registration—Our Saviour’s 4-Star Christian Preschool program offers children a quality Christian education in a secure, nurturing environment. Brochures and registration forms are available by the Children/Youth board or at

July Happenings

July Sermon SeriesThe Verse AFTER the Verse—Some verses are well known. Some we even know by heart, but what about the verse that comes after that well-known verse? This July we’ll look at the verses that immediately follow some of the most recognized verses in Scripture. You might be surprised to discover what follows. The Verse AFTER…

July 22 & 25 – 1 Timothy 4:12
July 29 & Aug. 1 – Jeremiah 29:11

Take Note

Lutheran Night at the Twins Hosted by Thrivent Community Cornerstone—Tues., July 31, meet at Glen Cary Lutheran Church (15531 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake); bus leaves at 4:30 p.m. On our way to Target Field we will stop at Twin Cities Kids In Need and pack backpacks for needy kids. Please bring a school supply to donate. Please RSVP by July 23 to Pam at 763-862-2885. Ticket cost is $20.00 which includes bus ride, game ticket, and $10 food voucher in reserved seating Great Clips Great Seats section.

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Mark Your Calendar

August Sermon Series: Meet the Neighbors! Jesus not only enjoyed being a part of the party, but being able to call the party. Jesus loved events that brought people from all walks of life together in celebration! His first miracle of turning water to wine happened at a wedding banquet. Throughout the New Testament, the Kingdom of God is described as a great party, and Jesus lived that truth out. He invited everyone and anyone to join in the celebration!

  • Aug. 5 & 22  John 2:1-11 (Wedding at Cana)
  • Aug. 12 & 15  Luke 14:12-24 (Parable of the Great Feast)
  • Aug. 19 & 8  Luke 15:11-32 (The Prodigal Son)
  • Aug. 26 & 29  John 1:43-51 (Philip & Nathanael, “Come & See”)

Family Promise Week—August 5-12. Consider helping with this ministry by serving during this host week. Interested in helping? Contact Jan Berqual, Family Promise in Anoka County is a network of area congregations who provide temporary housing to families without homes. Our Saviour's partners with Glen Cary in hosting families from Family Promise.

Seasoned Adult Ministry (SAM) to Cedar Creek Natural History Area—Wed., Aug. 8, 10:00 a.m. meet at Cedar Creek Natural History Area,  2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE, East Bethel, for an inside lecture and a driving tour to see the bison that are there for the summer. Cost: $5. Be sure to sign up on the Small Group Ministry board in the Rotunda.

Fall Family Fun Fest 2018—plans are underway for the this fun day on Sun., Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Like in past years, the day will be filled with great food prepared by the Guatemala mission trip volunteers, the large pool with the hamster balls, Josh’s slot cars, family activities, bubbles, water balloon sling shot. It will be bigger and better than last year. New this year: balloon art and face painting by Jenna from Kids Call This A Party. Begin your fall schedule with this great get together! Interested in helping the day of the Fun Fest? Contact the church office.

Story Walk Sept. 9 to Sept. 16—A children's book will be displayed though out our garden.  Feel free to walk the garden path, read the book and enjoy the great outdoors anytime during this week. Book: Hold This is geared for ages 3-7.

ChalkFest During the Fun Fest—Sun., Sept. 9, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Share your talents on the church sidewalk. Sign up for a block of concrete and express your artistic side. A sign up sheet is located on the Kiosk in the Rotunda—there are over 100 blocks of concrete, so bring your friends and neighbors. Artists can begin work at 8:00 a.m. and must be done by 12:00 p.m. Chalk will be available or bring your own. A prize will be awarded at the end to the one the judges feel steals the show!

Congregational Trip to Lake Harriet Bandshell—Tuesday, September 11, 4:45 pm board the bus; 9:30 pm return. You are invited to a concert of choral and orchestral patriotic music at Lake Harriet Bandshell. Our Saviour’s organist, Judy Blomgren, will be directing the orchestra. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10 for the bus. PLEASE PAY WHEN YOU SIGNUP. Checks to OSLC with "9/11 concert" in memo or on envelope. Event arranged by Seasoned Adult Ministry (S.A.M.)  Suggestions:  take a lawn chair or blanket in case benches are full.  Supper—bring a bag lunch or purchase from the concession stand.

You Can Help

July is Water Month for Jesus Refills Ministry—Jesus Refills serves meals to the homeless in St. Paul each week. Help them have enough bottled water to give to patrons throughout the summer. Donations of bottled water can be dropped off by the Jesus Refills donation box in the coat hallway. Thanks for caring for those in need.

Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless - Throughout the month of July the NACE Food Shelf will be collecting funds for this summer’s "Kid Friendly" lunches. The more that is given in July, the larger the NACE Open Your Heart grant will be. The challenge fund will proportionally match your donations. NACE is able to purchase food from the food bank at pennies on the pound. $55 will purchase 450 pounds of food and feed families between 3-6 days. Checks should be payable to NACE (NACE, PO Box 2, Cedar, MN 55011), or give on-line at - (choose NACE as your non-profit).

Life Events

Altar Plant is given by Jan Green in memory of Ben Green.

Thank You

We wish to thank Our Saviour’s staff, especially Pastor Dan, for your support in chuck’s three month struggle with cancer. A special thank you to Our Saviour’s Faith & Fiction Book group. What a group of angels. The family of Chuck Rohady.

Thank You—The beautiful pots located at the front doors are planted and tended to go with the seasons. Thank you to Lonnie LaRose for sharing her gift of a green thumb with Our Saviour's. It is such a joy to see those pots as you enter into the building.

Pastor Dan Nordin
Pastor Maria Pederson
Deacon Glenndy Ose
Interim Pastor Jeff Beebe


8:30 a.m. Traditional
10:00 a.m. Contemporary

Wednesdays through August 29
Chapel Worship - 6:30 p.m.
2200 Swedish Dr. in Ham Lake

Infants and Toddlers

Nursery is provided at the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. services for children 3 and under, though it is strongly encouraged that children and their parents worship together. The nursery is staffed by caring adults and youth.


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Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church | 763-434-6117 19001 Jackson St. NE, East Bethel, MN  55011

OSLC Chapel Swedish Dr., Ham Lake, MN 55304

Office hours: Mon.–Thurs., 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fri., 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat., 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Sun., 7:30 a.m.–close

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